Intelligent negotiation model for ubiquitous group decision scenarios

  • João Carneiro
  • Diogo Martinho
  • Goreti Marreiros
  • Paulo Novais


Supporting group decision-making in ubiquitous contexts is a complex task that must deal with a large amount of factors to succeed. Here we propose an approach for an intelligent negotiation model to support the group decision-making process specifically designed for ubiquitous contexts. Our approach can be used by researchers that intend to include arguments, complex algorithms, and agents’ modeling in a negotiation model. It uses a social networking logic due to the type of communication employed by the agents and it intends to support the ubiquitous group decision-making process in a similar way to the real process, which simultaneously preserves the amount and quality of intelligence generated in face-to-face meetings. We propose a new look into this problem by considering and defining strategies to deal with important points such as the type of attributes in the multicriterion problems, agents’ reasoning, and intelligent dialogues.


Group decision support systems Ubiquitous computing Automatic negotiation Social networks Multi-agent systems 

CLC number

TP181 O22 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Carneiro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Diogo Martinho
    • 1
  • Goreti Marreiros
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 2
  1. 1.GECAD-Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Group, Institute of EngineeringPolytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.ALGORITMI CentreUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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